Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The case of the disappearing convening authority

Harvey Rishikof
The military judge presiding over a Guantanamo military commission has ordered the government to submit declarations from Defense Secretary James Mattis and acting general counsel William S. Castle setting forth the reasons commissions convening authority Harvey Rishikof and his legal advisor were fired. The defense has raised an unlawful influence issue; the government says the reasons for the firings are innocuous. Details here.

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